Dear friends and readers, come and help me celebrate on the 18th. It's FREE! There will be food, wine and me!!!!!! ! I have some stories to tell about the writing of this story. I'll talk about A Place to Remember - my fifth novel, inspired by Barmoya's remarkable Mt Hedlow trachyte region and Henderson Park Farm Retreat.
“The area turned out to be ideal inspiration for a story about John, a cattleman passionate about the land, while the Mount Hedlow trachyte represents Ava perfectly -- a woman worn down by life, but still strong.”
Come along, bring books for me to sign (or purchase them on the night from Chapter Books, Yeppoon).
Refreshments available. Numbers limited. So pls grab your FREE ticket early.It's FREE and it will be fun!
Also, with both art and dragonflies featuring in the novel, I have asked emerging (local) nature artist, Emily Szilveszter - A Life in the Making - to join me on the night. Discovering and highlighting local talent is one of the good bits of being Australia's nomadic novelist.
"The author encapsulates both the Australian way of life and landscape perfectly, crafting an authentic, heartwarming, and rugged saga reminiscent of master storyteller, Judy Nunn.” AusRom Today
"Uplifting, joyous and triumphant, A Place to Remember is a must read for 2018." Annie Seaton - Australian Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Australia’s Jenn J McLeod lives a nomadic life in a fifth-wheeler caravan, her days spent writing heart-warming tales of friendship, family and contemporary country life. Best known for her four Seasons novels (Simon & Schuster), including House for all Seasons (the #5 Best Selling Debut Novel in 2013), her fifth novel, A Place to Remember, is published by Head of Zeus (UK) and available worldwide.
A PLACE TO REMEMBER
A portrait . . .
An obsession . . .
A curious daughter . . .
An affair to remember and A Place to Remember.
Running away for the second time in her life, twenty-seven-year-old Ava believes the cook’s job at a country B&B is perfect until she meets the owner’s son, John Tate. At twenty, the fifth generation grazier is a beguiling blend of both man, boy and a terrible flirt. With their connection immediate and intense, they begin a clandestine affair right under the noses of John’s formidable parents.
Thirty years later, Ava returns to Candlebark Creek with her daughter, Nina, who is determined to meet her mother’s lost love for herself. While struggling to find her own place in the world, Nina discovers an urban myth about a love-struck man, a forgotten engagement ring, and a dinner reservation back in the eighties. Now she must decide if revealing the truth will hurt more than it heals.
Come home to the country, to Candlebark Creek, and to the Ivy-May Homestead—a fifth-generation Queensland cattle station hiding three decades of secrets and lies.